‘We must turn the page’: Alberta premier explores blocking future school mask mandates – CTV

Oct. 30, 2022

Alberta’s premier says she will “not permit any further masking mandates of children” in schools following a court ruling on the government’s decision to drop and block those mandates.

Earlier this week, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench ruled that the government’s decision to block school boards from imposing their own mask mandates after provincial ones were dropped “was made for improper purposes.”

Justice G.S. Dunlop presided over the case, noting that while Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw issued the public health order, it was merely implementing “a decision of cabinet” rather than being her own decision.

Decisions on public health orders are required to be made by the province’s top doctor, Dunlop said.

On Saturday, Premier Danielle Smith released a statement saying she directed the justice minister to assess whether an appeal on Thursday’s decision is appropriate.

Read more: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/we-must-turn-the-page-alberta-premier-explores-blocking-future-school-mask-mandates-1.6130779

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